Boiled Salty Chicken

Boiled salty chicken is a common street food in Taiwan. It’s one of the popular dishes at dinner in the summer. Because it’s made with chicken and vegetables, it wouldn’t be a burden on the body. You can try to cook this delicious and refreshing dish at home. Let’s do it.

YIELD: 2~3 people | Time: 25 min

Ingredients

Boiled Salty Chicken Ingredients
  1. 1pound (500g) chicken thighs (or chicken breast)
  2. 6~8 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 Chiles (option, if you don’t like spicy, you can use chili or without chili.)
  4. 2~3 Scallions, trimmed
  5. Ground white pepper 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Sesame oil 1 tablespoon
  7. Chicken stock 100 ml (option, if you like plain and original flavor, you don’t need to add it in water.)
  8. Salt 1 teaspoon
  9. Sugar 1/2 tablespoon

Tools & Equipment

Pots and Pans

T-fal Hard Anodized Cookware Set, Nonstick Pots and Pans Set, 14 Piece, Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator

Grillers Garlic Press

Grillers Garlic Press

Instructions

1. Cook chicken thighs in boiled water for 5 minutes on medium heat. Then turn off the heat and let the chicken thighs sit in the broth on the stove, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.

boiled water
Cook chicken thighs in boiled water
in boiled water for 5 minutes
covered

2. Remove the chicken thighs from the pot and peel the skin off the chicken thighs. Let them rest about 5 minutes to cool.

Peel the skin off the chicken thighs
Remove the chicken thighs from the pot

3. When waiting, chop and mince garlic, chili, and scallions. Place on a dish and place aside.

chop and mince garlic
mince garlic
chop and mince garlic, chili, and scallions

4. Add chicken soup in a small bowl. Add salt and sugar in a bowl and stir. Place aside.

Add salt
Add sugar in the bowl

5. Shred or slice the chicken and put the chicken in a food storage container.

Shred or slice the chicken
Shred the chicken
slice the chicken
Shred the chicken

6. Add minced garlic, chili, scallions, sesame oil, ground white pepper, and the soup mixture in the container.

Add minced garlic
Add scallions
add chili
add sesame oil
add ground white pepper
add the soup mixture

7. Put a lid on the food container and gently shake the container until mix well.

Put a lid on the food container
gently shake the container

8. Serve Taiwanese Boiled Salty Chicken.

Finish and enjoy

Boiled Salty Chicken